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August Stitch Fix Review

Sigh. ¬†I think the only way to sum this month’s Stitch Fix up is with an emoticon.

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Stitch Fix August Review
It looks so promising…

Pomelo – Aggie Sleeveless Side Gathered Striped Maxi Dress $68

I had actually seen this dress on the blog and thought it looked cute, so I was excited to see it.

Stitch Fix August Review

 

Stitch Fix August Review

Stitch Fix August Review

And then I see it on.  Nothing about this worked.  My bra straps were visible, the pattern did nothing for my shape, and it clung to every lump and bump on my body.

Going back.

Kensie Jeans РKaleigh Ankle Biter Skinny Jean  $88

Red jeans! ¬†Something I’ve wanted forever! ¬†The fabric is stretchy and the color is exactly what I wanted. ¬†Let’s see what they look like on.

Stitch Fix August Review

 

Stitch Fix August Review

 

Stitch Fix August ReviewAnnnnd no. ¬†Skin tight, low rise, and just terrible. ¬†What a disaster. ¬†The best part is the stylist called these “Straight Fit” when the label clearly called them skinny fit.

Going back.

Under Skies – Simran Solid French Terry Moto Jacket $78

Stitch Fix August Review

I had asked for a “lightweight summer jacket I could wear with dresses and tops in the air conditioned office.” ¬†This jacket is a very non-neutral color and is most definitely not light weight. ¬†It was a heavy sweater material.

Stitch Fix August Review

Stitch Fix August Review

On, it is just okay. ¬†But I don’t love it and it doesn’t fill any gaps in my current wardrobe so¬†back it goes.

Skies are Blue – Alexa Embroidery Detailed Tank $48

Then there are tanks. ¬†Again. ¬†Which I’ve asked them to stop sending.

Stitch Fix August ReviewIt’s cute on the hanger.

Stitch Fix August Review

Stitch Fix August ReviewAnd makes me look pregnant.  This is where the stylist was WAY off.  She said she sent me some tops to flatter my pear shape that are tight at the top then get wider at the bottom.  That is the OPPOSITE of what is flattering for a pear shape.  Any  blog or fashion article or anything you read says pear shapes should wear fitted tops to accentuate the waist.  This shape only makes my natural shape worse and makes me look incredibly large.

Going back. ¬†(Seeing a trend….?)

19 Cooper – Lanea Graphic Print Racerback Tank $58

Stitch Fix August Review
Racerback. Tank. Two strikes.

Stitch Fix August Review

Stitch Fix August ReviewAnd a big fat no.  Again, this is terrible for my shape and makes me look pregnant and fat.

Going back.

Overall Impressions

I did not get my usual stylist this time (Cody) and the new one really missed what I was asking for with these picks. ¬†The tops were terrible and unflattering, and the pants were way too tight. ¬†The dress I will take the blame for since I added it to my pinterest page, but nothing else was good. ¬†Everything is going back which means I am out $20, but I wasn’t keeping any of these items just to not lose out on the $20 so I’m just plain out.

I considered cancelling my September fix all together, but instead I scheduled it for further out and asked for absolutely no tank tops and no loose flowy tops like that. ¬†I’d love to see another pants option with a higher waist and not super skinny fit.

Such a disappointment for August.

 

 

 

 

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June Stitch Fix Review

My June Stitch Fix has arrived, and sadly most of it did not work out this time.

June Stitch Fix
Some colors!

I was excited to see a bright salmon colored item, some yellow (hurray!!) and a green and blue patterned item.  Not too exited about the grey.

Bay to Baules РSerratoga Double Layer Leaf Necklace  $32

June Stitch Fix
Gold Leaf Necklace

It was a pretty enough necklace and the price was fine, but the two layers kept getting twisted together and I knew it would constantly be annoying me.

Verdict – Sent back.

Tart РBaylie Abstract Print Fitted Dress  $128

June Stitch Fix
Dress or tunic?

When I first pulled this one out of the box, it was so short I wasn’t sure if it was a tunic top or a dress. ¬†Turns out it was a very short dress.

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June Stitch Fix
Not for me

Not only was it way too short on me, but there was a deep v in the back and I was super uncomfortable in it.  It did nothing for my figure whatsoever.  Also $128 for a knit dress that was poorly made and had a hole in the back just seemed ridiculous.

Verdict – Going back, quickly!

Pomelo РDowning Striped Knit Shirt  $44

June Stitch Fix
Yellow at last!

June Stitch Fix

June Stitch Fix

I had been asking for a yellow item since my very first fix (15 fixes ago now) and this is the first yellow item.  I was excited for the color, and the fit was cute, but for some reason there were these little nubs in the fabric (hard to explain) that made it really itchy.  I would only want to wear this on the weekends as a casual top but the fabric would make me pass it up in the closet.  So unfortunately this cute little top is also going back.

Verdict – sadly, going back

41Hawthorn РLinda Cross Front Knit Top  $54

Now if you notice, so far everything is going back.  But this was by far the worst offender.

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Look a little familiar?  In a previous fix I got a tank very similar to this that I called the Miss America reject:

ms america top
Ms. America reject

It might not be quite as bad, but it’s bad.

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It boldly highlights every lump and bump and gives me an¬†odd “pregnant with an alien baby” look.

Verdict – please remove this from my body and my sight.

Tart РJuliano Chevron Print Twist Shoulder Cowl Neck Top  $88

June Stitch Fix
Looks promising…

June Stitch Fix

June Stitch Fix

At last, something I might consider keeping.  But $88???  It seemed really high for just one stretchy knit top.  The cowl neck was really fussy, and I was right about to just return everything and take the $20 styling fee loss on this one until I tried it on with a white linen blazer.  Suddenly I could see myself wearing this to a presentation at work and it seemed like it might be worth the extra $68 to keep it.

Verdict – reluctantly keep

Overall Impression

Well, this wasn’t the best fix I have gotten. ¬†The dress was completely wrong for my body, the tank was a disaster, and the yellow tee while a good try was just not comfortable enough. ¬†So I ended up keeping one top for a total of $88 which eats into my clothing budget for a month with only one item to show. ¬†Since this seemed to be an outlier, I decided to give it one more go in June and scheduled my next fix for 3 weeks out. ¬†My fingers are crossed that I get at least 2 pieces I like in the next one. ¬†I requested a nice summer weight outer layer like a jacket or blazer, and maybe some bottoms if they have curvy style. ¬†We’ll see what happens with a second June box.

 

Stitch Fix June Review

My June Stitch Fix has arrived a bit early, but here’s what I got.

Stitch Fix June
Brighter colors

I see a crazy necklace, some pink and one green item.  At least there is some color now.

Pomelo – Mylo Chevron Print Skirt $58

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Pomelo Chevron Skirt

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Stitch Fix June

I had asked for the teal chevron skirt I had seen in my last few fixes, and this time I got a pink chevron patterned skirt. ¬†It is a poly blend fabric which I didn’t love, but it is nice and stretchy and long enough for work so paired with this white tee and the necklace, I think it’s a keeper.

Yumi – Quin Eyelet Detailed Fit and Flare Dress – $98

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Yumi Fit and Flare Dress

Stitch Fix June

Stitch Fix June
Doesn’t fit

On the hanger this was pretty cute, but I could tell it was very large in the top and looked pretty short.  On me it stuck out a ton at the top and was way too short for work.  I think it was maybe meant for people with a larger bust.  Going back.

Pomelo – Dory Braid Detailed Striped Tank $44

Stitch Fix June
Pomelo Dory Braided Tank

Stitch Fix June

Stitch Fix June

Paired with a white jacket as the card suggested, this tank is quite cute.  The necklace really works with it too.  Keeping this.

Ellison – Dannika Stripe Shoulder Raglan Tee $44

Stitch Fix June
Ellison Raglan Tee

Stitch Fix June

Stitch Fix June
Cute fit, itchy fabric

The fit on this was cute and it would have made a great weekend tee, but the fabric contained a bit of linen and it was super itchy. ¬†I didn’t think linen was an issue for me, but I think maybe I’ll check that box in the profile to say avoid linen. ¬†Too bad the fabric was itchy. ¬†Going back.

Bay to Baubbles – Mumford Beaded Ombre Collar Necklace $44

Stitch Fix June
Bay to Baubles necklace

This actually arrived broken, but I make jewelry for a hobby and had tools to fix it.  I think the quality is not great for $44, but it looked pretty cute on.

Overall Impressions

I was glad to see a skirt and some color this time, and I ended up keeping 3 of the items. ¬†The necklace was a surprise because I wouldn’t have picked it out but it really makes a white t-shirt pop.

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Stitch Fix June
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